RUTLAND – To honor the lives lost and families affected by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, College of St. Joseph will host a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. The entire community is invited to join students, faculty and administration in remembrance of the victims of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The ceremony will take place outside the front doors of Tuttle Hall on CSJ’s campus. Seventeen balloons will be released in honor of the 17 lives lost. Guests can also sign posters labeled “Douglas Strong” to send back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
CSJ first-year student and basketball player Rachel Bruneel is a 2017 graduate of Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School, and knew 15 of the victims personally. The vigil is also an opportunity to support Bruneel during this time of such great loss.
College of St. Joseph is located at 71 Clement Drive in Rutland.